Lecture at Rainbow Center to address hateful speech
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 00:10
The Rainbow Center will feature Kelly Garrett on “Free Speech and Hate Groups: Where do we draw the line?” as a part of the center’s weekly “Out to Lunch” lecture series this week.
The lecture series focuses on queer studies and takes place every Thursday starting at noon and lasting until approximately 1:30 p.m. in Room 403 of the Student Union. As usual, the event is free of admission and open for all to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch.
“Free Speech and Hate Groups: Where do we draw the line?” will focus on first amendment rights, what truly constitutes as free speech, and the gray areas that arise. The lecture will discuss how to handle speech that is devaluing of the LGBTQ community and advocates hate. It aims to constructively address hateful speech and groups not just in the college environment but beyond.
Kelly Garrett is currently the Director of LGBTQ Center at Brown University. After receiving her M. Ed in Social Justice Education from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Garrett worked as Assistant Director of LGBT Affairs at the University of Michigan before moving to Brown. Her professional career reflects her commitment to providing support and developing leadership in LGBTQ students specifically.